Nehemiah 8:1-18

Nehemiah 8:1-18Revival in the Land

My sermon notes for Wednesday night, Aug 24th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.


  • The wall is finished.
  • Now Nehemiah prepares the people to succeed
  • Chapters 8–13 is the preparation of the spiritual people
  • A spiritual revival
  • The Keys to Revival in the land

For Further STUDY

Application of the Word (Questions to ask as you read and study the Word)

  1. Is there an example for me to follow?
  2. Is there a sin to avoid/confess?
  3. Is there a promise to claim?
  4. Is there a prayer to repeat?
  5. Is there a command to obey?
  6. Is there a condition to meet?
  7. Is there a verse to memorize?
  8. Is there an error to avoid?
  9. Is there a challenge to face?
  10. Is there a principle to apply?
  11. Is there a habit to change? Stop/Start
  12. Is there an attitude to correct?
  13. Is there a truth to believe?


  • Sin to confess
  • Promise to claim
  • Attitude to change
  • Command to obey
  • Example to follow

Lift High the Word of God – vv.1–8

Hear and Believe IT AS THE WORD

Ezra – Read, Taught

  • Deut. 31:10-13
  • Morning from mid-day
  • Elevated before the people
  • Opened the book of law

People – Gathered and listened.

  • Received as the WORD OF GOD

“The primary task of the church and of the Christian minister is the preaching of the Word of God,” said Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. “The decadent periods and eras in the history of the church have always been those periods when preaching had declined” (Preaching and Preachers, pp. 19, 24)

Look Within – vv. 9–12

Wept over their sin

  • Sorrow over their past mistakes

Rejoiced over God’s faithfulness

  • God always blesses obedience
    • Change of circumstances
    • Change our attitude in the midst of circumstances


Remember the Word – vv. 13–18

Obeying /Living Out the WORD

Studied the Word

  • The purpose of study is to learn
  • Who God is
  • How we live based on who God is

Obeyed the Word

  • Hear
  • Believe
  • Trust
  • Obey

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